Samsung Electronics’ head office in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: EPA

South Korea’s Samsung scrambles to find replacements for Japanese suppliers as trade row rumbles on

  • Two of the materials targeted by Tokyo’s curbs are essential to making memory chips. A third is used in hi-tech TV screens and smartphone displays
  • Analysts disagree on how long it would take South Korea to develop domestic production. Estimates range from a few months to more than 10 years
Topic |   South Korea

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Samsung Electronics’ head office in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: EPA
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his senior aides at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday. Photo: AP

South Korea begins war games with US, plans drills on Dokdo Islands amid Japan trade spat

  • The war games with Washington come days after North Korea tested a series of short-range projectiles, calling them a ‘solemn warning’ to Seoul
  • South Korea is also considering going ahead with annual maritime exercises near a set of disputed islands that risk adding to trade tensions with Tokyo
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his senior aides at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Monday. Photo: AP
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